Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the meetings of the All-Party Group

In Attendance: Layla Moran MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Munira Wilson MP, Lord Narendra Patel, Lord Strasburger, Lisa Cameron MP, Baroness Finlay, Liz Savile Roberts MP, Barbara Keeley MP, Lord Russell, Stephen Farry MP, Baroness Altmann. 

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto (Secretariat), Jennifer Watson (Secretariat), Lizzy Price (Secretariat), Sam Payne (Office of Layla Moran MP). 

Apologies: Caroline Lucas MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Clive Lewis MP 

  1. Adoption of Meeting Minutes from 05/08/20 

Meeting minutes of the APPG on Coronavirus from 05/08/20 were adopted (Annex I). 

  1. Final Zero-Covid Recommendations 

The Recommendations on Zero-Covid were adopted. The letter will be circulated to the Members. 

  1. Bereaved Families and ‘Long Covid’ Recommendations 

The Recommendations on Bereaved Families and ‘Long-Covid’ were adopted. The letter will be circulated to the Members. 

  1. Meeting Format and Date Change 

The APPG on Coronavirus recognised the need to ensure that as many members as possible be able to attend the meetings. In that regard, it was agreed that members would maintain the current timetable, but review this at the reopening of Parliament. 

In Attendance: Layla Moran MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Munira Wilson MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Caroline Lucas MP, Barbara Keeley MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Lord Strasburger, Lord Patel. 

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto (Secretariat), Mike Galsworthy (Secretariat), Jennifer Watson (Secretariat), Lizzy Price (Secretariat), Sam Payne (Office of Layla Moran MP). 

Apologies: Debbie Abrahams MP, Clive Lewis MP, Dan Poulter MP 

  1. Adoption of Meeting Minutes from 22/07/2020 Meeting (Appendix I) 

Meeting minutes from 22/07/2020 were adopted. 

  1. Adoption of ‘Zero-Covid’ Recommendations (Appendix II) 

‘Zero-Covid’ Recommendations were adopted. 

  1. Adoption of APPG on Coronavirus Oral Evidence Witnesses Plan (Appendix III) 

APPG on Coronavirus Oral Evidence Witnesses Plan was adopted

APPG on Coronavirus Meeting 01 

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11.00am 

Meeting Minutes 

In Attendance: Layla Moran MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Munira Wilson MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Clive Lewis MP, Wendy Chamberlain MP, Jonathan Foster (Office of Dan Poulter MP). 

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto (Secretariat), Jennifer Watson (Secretariat), Jack Valentine (Office of Layla Moran MP). 

Apologies: Caroline Luca MP 

  1. Adoption of Inauguration Meeting Minutes Minutes of the Inauguration meeting of the APPG on Coronavirus were adopted. 
  2. Adoption of APPG on Coronavirus Terms of Reference (ToR) 

The APPG on Coronavirus ToR was adopted, with additional items including: 

  • Medicine shortages 
  • Contact tracing mobile phone application 
  • The prioritisation of people in at risk/vulnerable categories 
  • The relative impact and effectiveness of locally-led / nationally-led response 
  1. Adoption of APPG on Coronavirus Work Programme 

The APPG on Coronavirus work programme was adopted. 

  1. Evidence submitted to date 

It was agreed that the upcoming APPG Oral Evidence Session should hear from the BMA, NHS Confederation and Age UK. 

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In Attendance: Layla Moran MP, Dr Dan Poulter MP, Liz Saville-Roberts MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Baroness Jenny Jones, Debbie Abrahams MP, Munira Wilson MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto, Dr Mike Galsworthy, Sam Payne, Ellie Dyer.

Apologies: Clive Lewis MP, Caroline Lucas MP

 

1. Election of the Chair of the APPG on Coronavirus
Layla Moran MP was elected Chair of the APPG unanimously.

2. Election of Vice Chairs of the APPG on Coronavirus
Dr Dan Poulter MP, Liz Saville-Roberts MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Baroness Jenny Jones, Debbie Abrahams MP, Munira Wilson MP were elected as Vice Chairs of the group unanimously.
Clive Lewis MP was elected Vice Chair of the group in absentia, unanimously.

3. APPG Meeting Frequency and Recurrence
The group decided to meet every other Wednesday morning, including during recess. Time of the meeting will be agreed via email.

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